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Ornamental Bliss ... using SAS blocks

Old 01-17-2015, 09:25 AM
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While this one is truly a Christmas wall hanging, I purposely chose fabrics that would not "scream" Christmas, so it can stay up for part of the winter. The centre ornaments are all paper pieced, using the traditional SAS block design.

Thank you to a Dear Friend for nudging me to join her in making this pattern. We each worked on it at the same time, helping to choose each other's fabric and then the assembly progress via emails. First challenge ... what fabrics to use? Finding eight that worked together was the hardest part of the whole process. Every time we thought we were there, then nope! Believe me, we each spent a lot more time choosing the fabrics than making the actual quilt. And talk about adding to the stash!


Ornamental Bliss is a pattern designed by Liz Schwartz and Stephen Seifert.
Mine is made at 75% of the original pattern size, finishing at 37"x45".
Thanks for looking!
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This was FMQd on my DSM. To give some bling, each ornament was quilted with a coordinating metallic thread, using what I have called an "onion" design! Machine embroidery threads were used for the micro-stippled background and border. A few rows of echo quilting were put around all the ornaments.
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Using the leftover fabrics, I made a runner and vase mat, to give me some practice work with the metallic threads, before going to the "real" thing.
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I changed up the background and took my first steps into the world of feathers!
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:32 AM
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Very beautiful. And also love the table runner.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:37 AM
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I just love the way the pieces blend, and the sense of movement in your wall hanging! Your FMQing is lovely as well. That micro stippling looks like it would take a very long time to do,and it really adds to the piece. The other pieces are also very pretty. Good job!
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So many great designs coming from the Storm At Sea pattern. Your ornaments and accessories are wonderful!
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Wonderful! I agree, no matter what the season, it deserves a place on the wall! Beautifully done.
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Wow...love it!!! nice job!!!!
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It turned out beautiful!! i have that pattern somewhere or the magazine it's in.
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beautiful love the border fabric i have that fabric also im making stars with mine!
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WOWSERS!! QuiltE that is spectacular. Everything about it is breathtaking. You stepped up to the challenge and kicked its hiney to the end of the earth and back. What a fabulous execution of SAS. And kudos to you for doing up the runner and vase mat as practice. Well done and take a bow!

I happen to have that exact red leaf fabric in my stash and can vouch for its beauty. I know all your other fabrics used are just as exquisite.
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Very beautiful, I don't blame you for wanting to keep it up for longer than the Christmas season. You do beautiful work.
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